Most people are familiar with the mechanics of the swivel office chair, which is used at desks in an office or home office setting across the country. A swivel chair is one that swivels around, can be on rollers to pull up to a desk, and can be soft in the seat for when you work at a desk all day. But a swivel chair can be dangerous when it collapses underneath you without warning. A swivel chair can also hold many other hidden dangers, such as with the pinching or amputating of fingers, rolling over and crushing toes, or hold a danger for collapsing underneath you. If you have been injured by a swivel chair, you can call us at the DTLA Law Group today.
Swivel Chairs Can Collapse at Any Time Because They Are Usually Assembled Out of a Box
A swivel chair can always collapse into itself, because most times it is assembled out of a box. A swivel chair rarely comes from the factory pre-assembled. It has to be assembled and depending on the competence of the person putting it together, the chair may or may not be safe once it is assembled. If a swivel chair has a defect in the parts, it is more likely to collapse, and the person sitting in the chair can be seriously injured in the process.
Swivel Chairs Can Be a Pinching or Amputation Hazard for Anyone Trying to Adjust the Chair
If you are sitting in a swivel chair and want to adjust it up or down, you may be subject to a pinching hazard. This means that when you stick your hand up under the swivel chair to activate the lever to lower or raise the chair, there is a risk that your fingers may become pinched. You can also amputate a finger by accident, to where the finger gets stuck in the metal bar used to raise or lower the chair. The undercarriage surfaces of a swivel chair can be rusted, oily, dirty, or otherwise unkempt, which can cause the chair to collapse without notice.
Falling from a Swivel Chair Is Like Falling from a Step Ladder
If you fall from a collapsed swivel chair, you can be injured seriously and need immediate medical attention. Your injuries can be serious, and include:
- Broken bones
- Hitting your head
- Breaking toes
- Breaking your leg
- Traumatic brain injury
- Crushing injury
- Amputation of finger
If you are in the position that you fell from a swivel chair, it is like falling from a step ladder. You may have had injuries that cost you to lose days off from work, and you may have a later permanent disability because of the fall from the swivel chair.1 The likelihood of you sustaining a fracture after falling from a swivel chair is high, and if you are male it is even higher likelihood that you will be injured falling and sustaining a fall fracture from a swivel chair or ladder.1 You can call us today at the DTLA Law Group at 855.339.8879.
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Free Second Opinion Case Review / Experienced Lawyers in a Swivel Chair Collapse Accident
If you have been in a swivel chair that has collapsed, you can call the attorneys who specialize in personal injuries. You can talk to our legal team and a lawyer with a specialty in personal injury claims. You can make a date to get with our lawyers who can help with your personal injury claims. We have experienced attorneys in Los Angeles to help you with your personal injury claim.
Can I Sue for a Swivel Chair Collapse Accident
Yes, we can sue for a swivel chair collapse accident if you are injured in a personal injury. We can talk to you about your claim, and our Los Angeles case lawyers can file a lawsuit on your account. We can review your claim and help you to ensure that you get the recovery compensation that you deserve. If you have had a serious injury, you can talk to our case attorneys in Los Angeles, who can sue for the recovery compensation for your claim. You may have fallen backwards and hit your head on the flooring, and sustained a traumatic brain injury. If this has happened, you can feel comfortable calling us to review your claim. We can help you to ensure that you get the money you need to pay your medical bills that are related to your claim.
Average Case Value of a Swivel Chair Collapse Accident
The average case value of a swivel chair collapse accident will depend on your personal injuries and your expenses related to the claim. If you have suffered a personal injury and are disabled, your case can settle for a recovery compensation package from $300,000 to over $3 million. If you have any other damages and expenses related to the claim, they can be added to you overall reward for damages.
How Long Does It Take to Settle and to Get Paid on These Cases?
It can take 3-5 months to settle a swivel chair personal injury claim.
Statute Of Limitations – How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
The statute of limitations in California for personal injury lawsuit filing is two years. The statute of limitations in California for harassment and discrimination lawsuit filing is one year, with a two year timeframe to file for wrongful termination.
Call for a Free Consultation
You can call us a the DTLA Law Group at 855.339.8879 for a free consultation. We will review your claim with you, to determine the extent of your personal injuries and recovery compensation claim.
1Smith, G. S., Timmons, R. A., Lombardi, D. A., Mamidi, D. K., Matz, S., Courtney, T. K., & Perry, M. J. (2006). Work-related ladder fall fractures: identification and diagnosis validation using narrative text. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 38(5), 973-980.